Anthony Mathenia

Booze & Books: Carrie Bee, Paradise Bound

I recent­ly had the priv­i­lege to read Par­adise Bound, the debut nov­el by Car­rie Bee. This was espe­cial­ly excit­ing because Car­rie is a fel­low author writ­ing in the real­ly minus­cule sub-genre of Jehovah’s Wit­­ness-themed fic­tion. (Do we have our own Ama­zon rank­ing yet?) Par­adise Bound is the com­ing-of-age sto­ry of Ivy, a girl raised in a devout JW house­hold. […]

Books and Booze: Sharon Bayliss, The Charge

Today, Texas author Sharon Bayliss drops in with a cock­tail pair­ing for her elec­tric new nov­el The Charge.  In her words: Inspired by the famous New Orleans Hur­ri­cane, I cre­at­ed the Blue Storm, an equal­ly intox­i­cat­ing con­coc­tion with the elec­tric blue qual­i­ty of the blue storms from The Charge. Drink up! But be warned, much like the real […]